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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents....

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Chrysler Finally Recalls Some Jeeps over Fire Risk

Jun 19 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Chrysler finally agrees with NHTSA and begins recall

Not too long ago I mentioned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asked Chrysler to recall certain Jeep models over the potential for fires after certain types of accidents. Chrysler refused to recall the Jeeps when the NHTSA first asked. Chrysler has now had a change of heart and has agreed to recall 2.7 million SUVs.

The fire issue with certain Jeep models has been linked to 51 deaths from post-crash fires. I can only imagine the liability that Chrysler will be open to if a defect in the vehicle's design is linked specifically to those 51 deaths. Chrysler has announced a voluntary campaign to repair certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles with fuel tanks that are mounted behind the rear axles.

On June 4, Chrysler refused to institute the recall when originally requested by the NHTSA. At the time, Chrysler said that the vehicles did not pose a safety risk. However, the NHTSA has the legal authority to force a recall and apparently, Chrysler realized that one way or the other it would be forced to recall the vehicles. Chrysler still maintains its vehicles are safe and well designed. “Chrysler Group recognizes that this matter has raised concerns for its customers and wants to take further steps, in coordination with NHTSA, to provide additional measures to supplement the safety of its vehicles,” the company said.

 
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Next-gen LaCrosse, Cascada convertible coming to Buick showrooms in 2016

Jul 23 2014 5:20pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, Crossover, Buick, Luxury It's difficult to overstate how significant the post-bankruptcy years have been for General Motors' Buick brand. Arguably the most improved American automaker, Buick has rounded out its range with an excellent compact in the Verano, a well-balanced midsizer in the Regal and a segment-busting mini-CUV, with the Encore. Seeking to keep that momentum going, the next several years will ...
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Next-gen LaCrosse, Cascada convertible coming to Buick showrooms in 2016

Jul 23 2014 5:15pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, Crossover, Buick, Luxury It's difficult to overstate how significant the post-bankruptcy years have been for General Motors' Buick brand. Arguably the most improved American automaker, Buick has rounded out its range with an excellent compact in the Verano, a well-balanced midsizer in the Regal and a segment-busting mini-CUV, with the Encore. Seeking to keep that momentum going, the next several yea ...
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Convertible owners more educated, well to do

Jul 23 2014 4:47pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
Filed under: Car Buying, Convertible A new study from Experian Automotive seeks to quantify the traits that identify the convertible-loving droptop driver. Of course, after reading through the findings, this just kind of confirms a lot of things that have been kind of obvious about convertible owners for kind of a long time. They're educated, wealthy and older than the average new car customers, with 50 percent holding a bachelor's degree, 19 percent reporting a household income in ...
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Convertible owners more educated, well to do

Jul 23 2014 4:39pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Incoming Ford CEO Mark Fields Unveils New 2015 Ford Edge
Filed under: Car Buying, Convertible A new study from Experian Automotive seeks to quantify the traits that identify the convertible-loving droptop driver. Of course, after reading through the findings, this just kind of confirms a lot of things that have been kind of obvious about convertible owners for kind of a long time. They're educated, wealthy and older than the average new car customers, with 50 percent holding a bachelor's degree, 19 p ...
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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video]

Jul 23 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing t ...
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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video]

Jul 23 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacin ...
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Fiat investors urged to vote against Chrysler merger

Jul 23 2014 2:14pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
Proxy advisor ISS has recommended that Fiat investors vote against a cross-border merger of the Italian carmaker and its U.S. unit Chrysler at a meeting on Aug. 1, saying it would reduce shareholder ...
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Fiat investors urged to vote against Chrysler merger

Jul 23 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Business Groups Discuss Immigration Reform
Proxy advisor ISS has recommended that Fiat investors vote against a cross-border merger of the Italian carmaker and its U.S. unit Chrysler at a meeting on Aug. 1, saying it would reduce sha ...
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Recalls: Older Jeep Grand Cherokees, Commanders for Ignition

Jul 23 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

General Motors Extends Recalls By Over 8 Million Vehicles
Smaller recall for 2015 Cherokee, 2014 Ram for Shock MountsThe recalls just keep coming, and not just for General Motors. Almost all the automakers—particularly the Detroit Three—seem especially sensitive to any inference of safety issues and are trying to stay proactive and ahead of the curve when it comes to addressing potential problems. Chrysler is issuing two recalls: a smaller one affecting the shock and strut m ...
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Volkswagen says goodbye to Eos, Routan in 2015 updates

Jul 23 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Convertible, Minivan/Van, Volkswagen Usually automakers announce changes to their lineup individually on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis, but sometimes it all comes at once - especially when the changes are ones we either expected or might not otherwise notice. That's the path Volkswagen has gone with changes to its US lineup for 2015. The biggest change is what we already knew: that the new Golf arrives for the 2015 model year, bringing wi ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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